- What other names is Black Raspberry known by?
- What is Black Raspberry?
- How does Black Raspberry work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Black Raspberry.
Blackcap, Framboise Noire, Framboise Sauvage, Framboisier Noir, Framboisier de Virginie, Frambuesa Negra, Ronce, Ronce d'Occident, Ronce Occidentale, Rubus occidentalis, Thimbleberry, Virginia Raspberry.
Black raspberry is a plant. The fruit (berry) is a familiar food. The berry, along with the leaf, is also used to make medicine.
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Black raspberry contains chemicals that might protect against cancer by preventing changes to DNA and blocking the blood supply to tumors.
Black raspberry is safe when used as a food. There isn't enough information to know if it is safe when taken in the larger amounts typically used as medicine.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Black raspberry is safe for pregnant and breast-feeding women in food amounts. But larger medicinal amounts should be avoided until more is known.
The appropriate dose of black raspberry for use as treatment depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for black raspberry. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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